Speciation Speakeasy
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Speciation Speakeasy

Password is "Rally sent me." Enter through the barn door.
This will be a swanky evening of beer cocktails and live music. Guest mixologists Kyle VanEerden and Seth Luplow will be on site serving up special beer cocktails. Live swing music from Sam's Swing Band. Cocktail attire encouraged.

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October Bottle Release!
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

October Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on October 5 at noon and end October 11 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday October 12 between 10am-4pm.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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November Bottle Release!
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

November Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on November 2 at noon and end November 8 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday November 9 between 10am-4pm.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Nov
20
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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December Bottle Release!
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

December Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on December7 at noon and end November 13 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday December 14 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Dec
18
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Doom Metal on Vinyl Night
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

Doom Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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September Bottle Release!
Sep
13
to Sep 15

September Bottle Release!

Eventbrite link to reserve bottles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-september-2019-release-tickets-71102783339

Simply stop by the tasting room any time during those hours, and we will have a bottle pickup station by the barn door. As always, bring your ID and if someone is proxying for you send them with a copy of your ID.

SEPTEMBER RELEASES:

Mandarax - Foeder Sour Ale w/ Mandarin, Lime & Coconut

March of Progress - Foeder Sour Ale w/ Rhubarb & Vanilla

Finite Population
 - Whiskey BA Sour Ale w/ Blueberries & Vanilla

Golden Valley
 - Belgian Pale Ale w/ Brett

Language of Origin
 - Gin Barrel Aged Sour Ale w/ Strawberry, Hibiscus, Vanilla, Lemon

Trimorphic
 - BA Sour Ale w/ Ranier, Dark Sweet & Gold Cherries

Common Descent
 - Berliner Weisse Style Ale w/ Lemon & Lime

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Book Swap!
Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Book Swap!

Hey you nerds! Get over here and swap out some books! We will have several bins labeled with different genres. Self sort your books into the bins and have fun swapping your library out for something new-to-you! Any books left at the end of the swap will be donated to the Speciation library.

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B Movie Euphoria
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

B Movie Euphoria

Look, were not saying that all modern movies are subliminal message-laced mind control, insidiously manufactured to keep the masses docile and content as the CIA pumps neurotoxins through the theater vents making us submissive and keeping us from questioning authority, thereby dampening our drive to rise up against a corrupt system... BUT just to be safe, you should come to our movie night. Cult films, fine ales, and none of those pesky headaches that come with a neural reprogramming!
Previews at 6:30
Mystery Movie at 7:00!

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Green Drinks
Aug
22
5:00 PM17:00

Green Drinks

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will be hosting their monthly Green Drinks meet up at Speciation! This is an open event to people working within the environmental sciences fields from NGOs, academia, government, business, or those with an interest. Meet, drink, network, and engage!

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Ride and Imbibe
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Ride and Imbibe

We are partnering with our friends at Switchback Gear Exchange for a bi-weekly group bike ride and imbibe. Cyclists should meet at Switchback at 7pm where you will be led on a 60-90 minute bike ride. The ride will end at Speciation Artisan Ales. Cyclists will receive $1 off full pours of beer. Get outside and enjoy your summer!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Aug
21
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Jean Pool
Aug
15
3:00 PM15:00

Jean Pool

For one night only, we are turning our patio into a poolside oasis! Plus we wanted an excuse to do one last beer slushee hoorah before the end of summer. We will have 2 different beer slushees available for your drinking pleasure. Jorts and pool floats are encouraged. Bring your own towel.

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August Bottle Release!
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

August Bottle Release!

Tickets go up to the public on Saturday, August 3rd at noon, and ticket sales end Friday the 9th at noon.

Eventbrite link to reserve tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-august-2019-release-tickets-66671737963

Pickup day is Saturday, August 10th from 10am to 4pm.

August RELEASES:

Slow Mutant - Barrel Aged Graf w/ Mango & Pineapple

Protozoa - Spontaneously Fermented Sour Ale w/ Tart Cherries

Hydrozoa - Sour Ale Aged in a Native Species Red Wine/Bourbon Barrel 

Bujumbura - Foeder Aged Sour w/ Burundi Coffee 

Side Shift - Biere de Coupage w/ Blackberry & Boysenberry - Collaboration w/ Transient Artisan Ales

Common Descent - Berliner Weisse Style Ale - w/ Cherry & Lime

DNAIPA - Sour IPA Dry Hopped w/ Denali, Nelson & Azacca

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Ride and Imbibe
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ride and Imbibe

We are partnering with our friends at Switchback Gear Exchange for a bi-weekly group bike ride and imbibe. Cyclists should meet at Switchback at 7pm where you will be led on a 60-90 minute bike ride. The ride will end at Speciation Artisan Ales. Cyclists will receive $1 off full pours of beer. Get outside and enjoy your summer!

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Common Descent of the Rogue River
Aug
4
11:00 AM11:00

Common Descent of the Rogue River

The second annual Common Descent of the Rogue River tube float is coming up! Join the Speciation team and other lovers of craft beer as we sip on some Common Descent where it is meant to be enjoyed…relaxing on the river! We will meet at 11am in downtown Rockford in the public lot next to Rockford Brewing Company (18 S Squires St. Square, Rockford, MI 49341). Cost includes your tube rental from AAA canoe, group cooler tubes, transportation back to meeting spot and 3 cans of Speciation beer! We will be pulling out several variants of Common Descent for the float, plus some of our other canned favorites for the event. We kindly ask that you limit outside beer and have a safe transportation plan home. This is a 21+ only event. Space is limited.

If trip is cancelled due to inclement weather we will offer full refunds.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from our online store.

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Warehouse Cinema with B Movie Euphoria
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Warehouse Cinema with B Movie Euphoria

Come on down to Speciation, last Sunday of every month at 6:30pm and experience a cult classic film for free! Bring your friends, pull up a chair and try one of the ingeniously crafted ales on tap! Plus we don't have soul-craving shadow demons that float up and down the aisles like those big theater chains.
Trailers at 6:30!
Mystery Movie at 7:00!

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Ride & Imbibe
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ride & Imbibe

We are partnering with our friends at Switchback Gear Exchange for a bi-weekly group bike ride and imbibe. Cyclists should meet in the big lot behind Switchback Gear Exchange (2166 Plainfield Ave NE) at 7:00pm and we will roll out at 7:15 to slow roll our way to Speciation. You will be led on a 60-90 minute bike ride by the Switchback crew. The ride will end at Speciation Artisan Ales. Cyclists will receive $1 off full pours of beer.

Be sure to pack lights, a helmet and lock, and a tube that fits your tires. This is a no drop ride, meaning we will do our best to keep you rolling if a mechanical or other issue arises. It will be a casual-ish ride, open to varying levels of cyclists.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Jul
17
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

This month's metal night happens to fall on National Hot Dog day, so it will be epically metal! $3 hot dogs all evening. Plus we HAVE A FREAKING PAVED PARKING LOT NOW! And we've waited a really freaking long time for that lot, so help us chalk it up.

Normal metal rules apply: All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.


21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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July Bottle Release!
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

July Bottle Release!

Tickets go up to the public on Saturday, July 6th at noon and end Friday, July 12th at noon.

Pickup day is July 13th from 10am to 4pm.

Eventbrite Link to reserve bottles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-july-2019-release-tickets-64384045413

JULY RELEASES:

Symbiosis - Foeder Aged Solera Sour w/ Watermelon, Ancho Chili, Lime & Salt - $20/bottle.

Edge Effect - Grand Marnier Barrel Aged Sour - $22/bottle

Saltation - Tequila BA Sour w/ Blood Orange, Guava, Lime & Salt - $22/bottle

Microbiome - Peach Brandy BA Sour - $22/bottle.

Bioluminescence - Mezcal BA Sour w/ Hibiscus & Rosemary - $24/bottle.

When Horrocks Gives You Lemons... - Sour Wheat Ale w/ Lemon, Poppyseed & Vanilla - $24 per 4 pack.

Common Descent - Berliner Weisse Style Ale - w/ Blood Orange & Lime - $20 per 4 pack.

Urbanization - Funky Lager DH w/ EKG, MI Heritage & Saaz - $20 per 4 pack.

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Pub Trivia with Ben Darcie
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Pub Trivia with Ben Darcie

Our favorite trivia master, Ben Darcie, is back for another fun evening of trivia. This evening will be generic pub trivia, so no topic is off limits! Form a team of 1-5 people, and compete to win some awesome prizes!

Trivia will start just after 8 and will go until we are out of questions.

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Ride and Imbibe
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Ride and Imbibe

We are partnering with our friends at Switchback Gear Exchange for a bi-weekly group bike ride and imbibe. Cyclists should meet at Switchback at 7pm where you will be led on a 60-90 minute bike ride. The ride will end at Speciation Artisan Ales. Cyclists will receive $1 off full pours of beer. Get outside and enjoy your summer!

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Heavy Cardboard Game Night
Jun
30
12:00 AM00:00

Heavy Cardboard Game Night

Settle in as Vault of Midnight’s seasoned Game Masters guide you through an intimate afternoon of gaming at Speciation Artisan Ales, all without ever having to crack a rule book!

Sign up for the crunchy game of your choice:
Arkham Horror
Fury of Dracula
Rising Sun
Scythe
Seating for this 21+ event is highly limited - only 4 players per game! $20 ticket includes your first pour of Speciation Ale + $5 voucher toward the game of your choice on 6/15

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